Top 8 Blogs of 2014
With the New Year almost upon us, I figured it was only appropriate that I add my version of a Top 5 (or 10, 15, 20, etc…) list to the millions of others that seem to occupy space on the internet just prior to January 1.
For me, the New Year is more about deep reflection than it is making resolutions. In fact, I recently challenged my Facebook friends to create what I call a New Year’s Declaration. If you’re interested in accepting this challenge, click here to watch my video.
I am filled with a tremendous amount of gratitude when I think about the opportunity this blog affords me to share my thoughts in a public forum. My sincere hope is that each piece I write serves as a spark for positive, sustainable change.
Without further ado, I present to you my Top 8 blogs for 2014. If you have read them before, I encourage you to read them again. As I often tell my students, “Each time you read something again, you often gain a fresh, new perspective that will serve you well.”
Blog #1 – Dear Girls
If you’re interested in empowering your child to stay true to who they are, click here to read an open letter I wrote to my girls about the importance of authenticity.
Blog #2 – Two Wolves
If you’d like to know why your child should perhaps be watching less television, click here to read about how the media often feeds the bad wolf.
Blog #3 – Free Fish
If you (or your child) struggle with a bully, click here to learn how to be a free fish and to maintain your power.
Blog #4 – Five truths that EVERY child needs to hear EVERY day
If you find that your child is often overwhelmed with an influx of Common Core content, click here to learn about 5 Truths that address the core of the child.
Blog #5 – The Burning Match
If you struggle with letting go of emotions like anger or worry, click here to read about how one man was able to let go despite a torturous experience at the hands of another individual.
Blog #6 – You’re closer than you think
If you find yourself losing hope about whether or not you will be able to accomplish something, click here for a reminder that you really are closer than you think.
Blog #7 – Praise the process
Click here to read about why you should never tell your child that he/she is smart.
Blog #8 – Do we really need the trophies?
If you have a child involved in youth sports and struggle with the extrinsic nature of motivation, click here to read about how to nurture the intrinsic motivators.
If you feel so moved, I would be grateful if you would share these blogs with friends or loved ones. I am on a mission to be a spark of positive change for ALL individuals, so your help is greatly appreciated.
Here’s to a prosperous 2015 for each and every one of you.
All my best,